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Walmart 'good Samaritan' helps shopper

A recent trip to Walmart was anything but an easy, quick shopping experience for Venalyn King. A recent trip to Walmart was anything but an easy, quick shopping experience for Venalyn King.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

A recent trip to Walmart was anything but an easy, quick shopping experience for Venalyn King.  She lost her wallet and $207.53.  

"…Sheer terror because the only place I had been was to the Walmart store and I went back to my car. I looked everywhere in my house. It wasn't there and I just gave up and started crying," said King.

Tears because she thought she would never see the wallet or money again. While she was crying, she didn't know a stranger, raised to "do the right thing," was already in her corner.

That man is Trinity resident Johnny Horton. 

"Sunday after church, and we went to Walmart, come back out and it was raining and there was a wallet laying there beside my truck. So I tried to find who it belonged to," he said.

And Horton wrote down the name and an address. He then took the wallet back into the store to turn it in along with the more than $200 it contained. 

"It makes me feel good. I was brought up right. You got to trust in the Lord. I think the Lord was giving me an assignment," he said.

And a few miles away, King also began to pray. Then her husband took a phone call from Johnny Horton saying he found the wallet and turned it in.

King's reaction?  

"Thank the Lord! Thank you, Jesus!" she said. "There are so few people that would make that effort."

She said she allows herself a certain amount of money for a certain amount of time and this was her allowance - an allowance which may have been a temptation to some people.

"Christian people know what God expects them to do. You don't know when you are going to meet one of those people," she added.

Walmart is known for its low prices, but the only price Venalyn King paid was making a new friend and knowing there are :good people" in Bobby's Bama.

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